Android Tops The Chart, Gains Popularity In World’s Major Market

Posted on May 16 2012 - 7:57am by Editorial Staff

Reuters reports that research from Kantar WorldPanel showed that Android gaining share strongly in most part of the world, majority in the major markets – Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States – in the 12 weeks to mid April. In Spain and Italy, its market shares more than doubled year-on-year to 72 percent and 49 percent respectively, while it almost doubled to 62 percent in Germany. Microsoft’s Windows Phone began to show some signs of growth, with share in Germany more than doubled to 6 percent over the past year, and climbed to 3-4 percent in Britain, France, Italy and the United States. The biggest market share losers are Nokia’s Symbian platform and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. RIM’s share in the U.S. market dropped to just 3 percent from 9 percent a year earlier.

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